Milestone Day For Planet at Milan-San Remo

By teamnovonordisk

Race: Milan-San Remo

Start/Finish: Milan/San Remo, Italy

Distance: 291 kilometers

San Remo, Italy — On Saturday, Team Novo Nordisk’s Charles Planet rode in the main breakaway at the 109th edition of Milan-San Remo, which puts a rider with diabetes in the break at the longest one-day race in the world for four consecutive years.

“I have absolutely no regrets; it is a great day when you achieve your goals and end with no regrets,” Planet said. “Now in my fourth San-Remo, I have more experience and I could see when the right move was going. After about 10 kilometers, I saw a good move and we got away.”

The 291-kilometer race began in torrential rains and with minor flooding in Milan. Team Novo Nordisk’s primary goal was to put a rider in the break, and it was the 24-year-old Planet who made the nine-man front group. The rain stopped after 80 kilometers, but as the peloton descended the Turchino, it began to pour heavily again on the riders.

As the peloton summited the Poggio, Jempy Drucker (BMC Racing Team) attacked, but he was quickly reeled in. Italian Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) launched the next move and gained a 10-second gap. An elite front group attempted to chase …read more

Via:: Team Novo Nordisk